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Tynemouth, New Comet (Goeland II)



Maritime Craft

Fishing Vessel





New Comet was a steam fishing drifter, built in 1915 at Aberdeen. She was requisitioned by the Admiralty in November 1939 and converted to an armed patrol vessel. In May 1940 HMD New Comet was converted to a mine-sweeper and then converted into a fuel carrier. On 23 November 1940, she detonated a German-laid mine, which seriously damaged the vessel. She was brought into the Mouth of the River Tyne but re-floated herself on a big tide and was blown out to sea and sank. Owner: Royal Navy Built: 1915 Builder: A Hall & Co. Ltd. Where Built: Aberdeen Propulsion: Screw driven, 3 cylinder triple expansion engine HP: 91 Boilers: 1 Construction: 1 deck; 3 bulkheads; quarter deck 73ft; forecastle 18ft




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